Equipment Cooling

  • Harnessing the power of nature to ensure an optimum IT energy balance

    Optimising costs in data centres is a constant, significant challenge for today’s IT managers, says Rittal’s Clive Partridge. Benefitting from the free cooling available from nature is clearly a wise option. Energy usage is one of those costs to be optimised, particularly the energy required to for the technology used to cool computer servers.  Some very high-tech equipment has been developed in recent years which has increased the efficiency of coolers.  However, it’s also worth noting that natural sources of cooling can also be considered, including cold water and cool ambient air.  So, if this is a route you’re considering, what questions what do you need to ask to get started? 

  • Infrastructure solution shows all in Birmingham

    Visitors to this year’s Drives and Controls show will be able to see Rittal’s infrastructure solution on the company’s stand D720 along with some product innovations at next week’s show at the NEC. 

  • Innovation for Russian data centre operator

    Vertiv has announced its intention to build on a five-year relationship with a Russian data centre operator IXcellerate by providing high performance UPS, lithium-ion batteries and adiabatic cooling equipment at the company’s Moscow campus. The announcement, made at this week’s Datacloud Europe event in Monaco, described the extension of Vertiv’s partnership with IXcellerate  which recently launched the third expansion of its Moscow One campus, creating the largest data hall in Russia.

  • Keep your cool(ing costs down)

    Tim Bound, director at Transtherm Cooling Industries, explores the evolving role of ambient cooling technologies in keeping energy costs low in data centre applications.

  • Keeping cool in mission critical applications

    Stulz has launched its WPAmini chiller with integrated free cooling, which has been designed specifically for data centres with low cooling requirements and industrial chilling.

  • Knowledge is power

    Phil McEneaney of STULZ UK warns that a failure to understand the difference between comfort cooling and precision cooling, is resulting in poorly specified equipment – leading to higher costs, IT failures and increased business risk.

  • Lenovo helps University of Birmingham cut data centre energy costs

    Lenovo is working with the University of Birmingham on a Water Cooling Technology (WCT) project, set to increase the compute power in its data centre, reduce its hardware footprint and cut cooling costs.

  • Micro data centre offers direct liquid-to-chip cooling for high density applications

    Stulz has just launched a micro data centre which can be configured with all the key design aspects of a bricks and mortar model, including critical power control and monitoring, fire suppression, physical security and precision cooling.  The company suggests that this micro data centre will especially suit low to high density applications.

  • Microsite resource designed to support data centre personnel

    Electronic test specialist, Fluke has developed a web microsite specifically targeting those running and maintaining data centre infrastructure. The site provides a range of downloadable information for data centre facility managers, contractor services managers, electrical engineers and UPS, HVAC, mechanical and electrical technicians. Easy contact can be made with a Fluke expert who will be able to advise on the best tool to solve a problem.

  • Monitoring in today’s data centre

    The international law firm depicted in this case study owns no data centres, despite the large amount of data it stores and retrieves. Like many other high-tech companies, it rents space for its servers in data centres owned by others, Paul Gay reports.

  • New White Paper from Schneider Electric

    Schneider Electric has released a new White Paper, detailing the technical differences between the many types of compressors popular in data centre applications. Entitled 'The different types of cooling compressors', White Paper #254, outlines the inner functions of five common compressor types and explains how each performs the central task.

  • New year’s resolution: Make improvements now to stay cool for the summer

    Karl Lycett, Rittal UK’s product manager for Climate Control explains why now is the time is to get your facility summer ready.

  • Pilot scheme for environmentally friendly data centre of the future opens

    A pilot site data centre was inaugurated earlier this month at Boden, Sweden funded by the European Comission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

  • Plans to build the world's largest data centre made public

    The facility is planned for the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle. The firm behind the project, Kolos, says the chilled air and abundant hydropower available locally would help it keep its energy costs down. Kolos says it is 'changing the paradigm in data centre infrastructure, moving away from dense high-cost, fossil fuel-driven areas, to an area abundant in clean, renewable energy'.

  • Q&A: Stefano Sordi of Aruba

    Technology is changing and it’s changing fast. With that in mind, Stefano Sordi,head of sales and marketing at the state of UK data centre landscape now, and in the future.

  • R&M: How high density affects racks

    Andreas Rüsseler, CMO at R&M, discusses implementing high-density into your infrastructure, the benefits and why it doesn’t have to be a headache.

  • Racking your brains

    When designing a data centre, much like building a house, laying strong foundations can mean the difference between success and (usually costly) frustration. This article takes a look at what to consider in order to avoid that dreaded downtime.

  • Refrion Group posts 24% growth in 2018

    Financial results from Friuli-based Refrion Group reinforces the company’s leading position in the European air-cooled and industrial equipment sector. With production spread over 4 facilities occupying over 16,000 m2 of floor space, the company employs around 120 employees.

  • Save your energy

    Michael Akinla, TSE manager EMEA at Panduit outlines how a well-designed white-space can pay dividends when it comes to energy savings and efficiency.

  • Secure I.T. Environments builds new data centre at the heart of Wrexham Hospital

    Secure I.T. Environments has announced the completion of a new 120m² data centre at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, part of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), the largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for around 676,000 people. 

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